The table below looks at the statistics for Drools skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Drools over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Drools
Rank 569 565 577
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +12
Contract jobs citing Drools 61 43 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.076% 0.030%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.37% 0.27% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 23 12
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£425 £408 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% -25.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £303 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £58.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £58.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
16619 15847 15524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.04% 28.03% 29.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 11307 10086 9969
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 218 271
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

Drools
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Drools within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Drools Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Drools
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Drools within the UK.

Drools Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Drools
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Drools within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Drools Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Drools
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Drools within the UK.

Drools Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Drools
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Drools within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +12 33 £431 +7.81% 3
London +2 17 £500 +29.03% 1
Scotland -16 17 £395 -9.65% 1
Glasgow +15 12 £375 +29.31% 1
Wales - 9 £430 - 1
South Wales - 9 £430 - 1
Newport - 9 £430 - 1
South West +4 6 £425 -15.00% 1
South East -19 6 - -
Surrey - 6 - -
Gloucestershire - 6 £425 - 1
Gloucester - 6 £425 - 1
Croydon - 5 - -
Edinburgh -30 3 £425 -5.55%
Manchester -20 2 £365 -24.15%
North West -27 2 £365 -24.15%
Stirling - 2 £410 -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Ipswich - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £575 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
Channel Islands - 1 £325 -
Jersey - 1 £325 -
Suffolk - 1 - -

Drools
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Drools also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Drools.

1 92 (93.88%) Java
2 61 (62.24%) Spring
3 57 (58.16%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (43.88%) JBoss
5 42 (42.86%) SQL
5 42 (42.86%) Hibernate
6 41 (41.84%) SOA
7 38 (38.78%) REST
8 37 (37.76%) Oracle
8 37 (37.76%) JUnit
8 37 (37.76%) Web Services
9 31 (31.63%) HTML
9 31 (31.63%) Security Cleared
10 29 (29.59%) Scrum
11 27 (27.55%) Maven
11 27 (27.55%) Jenkins
12 25 (25.51%) Unit Testing
12 25 (25.51%) Eclipse
13 24 (24.49%) Linux
13 24 (24.49%) JavaScript
13 24 (24.49%) SC Cleared
13 24 (24.49%) Git (software)
14 23 (23.47%) HTML5
15 22 (22.45%) JIRA
16 21 (21.43%) CSS
16 21 (21.43%) Tomcat
17 20 (20.41%) MySQL
17 20 (20.41%) SQL Server
17 20 (20.41%) RESTful
17 20 (20.41%) AngularJS

Drools
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Drools also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Drools. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 43 (43.88%) JBoss
2 21 (21.43%) Tomcat
3 19 (19.39%) Mule
4 16 (16.33%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (15.31%) nginx
6 14 (14.29%) Apache
7 13 (13.27%) FileNet
7 13 (13.27%) Confluence
8 12 (12.24%) Mule ESB
8 12 (12.24%) Alfresco
9 9 (9.18%) Apache TomEE
9 9 (9.18%) Apache Qpid
9 9 (9.18%) Node.js
9 9 (9.18%) Tornado
9 9 (9.18%) WildFly
9 9 (9.18%) GlassFish
9 9 (9.18%) Jetty
9 9 (9.18%) WebLogic
9 9 (9.18%) iPlanet
10 6 (6.12%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 9 (9.18%) BusinessWorks
1 9 (9.18%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (5.10%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (2.04%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.20%) OpenShift
2 3 (3.06%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.27%) OpenLDAP
2 9 (9.18%) HTTP
3 3 (3.06%) LDAP
4 1 (1.02%) SAN
4 1 (1.02%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.41%) MySQL
1 20 (20.41%) SQL Server
2 18 (18.37%) MongoDB
3 14 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 12 (12.24%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (9.18%) InterSystems Cache
5 9 (9.18%) Infinispan
5 9 (9.18%) Redis
5 9 (9.18%) Riak
6 5 (5.10%) Oracle Database
7 4 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (3.06%) Pentaho
8 3 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (3.06%) RDBMS
8 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (2.04%) DB2
10 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 37 (37.76%) JUnit
2 27 (27.55%) Maven
2 27 (27.55%) Jenkins
3 25 (25.51%) Eclipse
4 24 (24.49%) Git (software)
5 22 (22.45%) JIRA
6 16 (16.33%) Selenium
7 14 (14.29%) Subversion
7 14 (14.29%) Gradle
8 12 (12.24%) JMeter
9 11 (11.22%) Artifactory
10 10 (10.20%) SonarQube
10 10 (10.20%) Mocha
10 10 (10.20%) Gerrit
11 9 (9.18%) ANTLR
12 8 (8.16%) Mockito
12 8 (8.16%) VisualVM
12 8 (8.16%) YourKit
13 7 (7.14%) Oracle APEX
14 6 (6.12%) Cucumber
General
1 16 (16.33%) Finance
2 15 (15.31%) Banking
3 8 (8.16%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.10%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.08%) Retail
6 3 (3.06%) Back Office
7 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 67 (68.37%) Developer
2 57 (58.16%) Java Developer
3 21 (21.43%) Senior Developer
4 18 (18.37%) Architect
5 17 (17.35%) Senior Java Developer
6 8 (8.16%) Java Architect
7 5 (5.10%) Junior Java Developer
7 5 (5.10%) Junior Developer
7 5 (5.10%) Junior
7 5 (5.10%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.08%) Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) FileNet Developer
9 3 (3.06%) Junior Java Software Developer
9 3 (3.06%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.06%) Applications Developer
9 3 (3.06%) Analyst Programmer
9 3 (3.06%) Programmer
9 3 (3.06%) Applications Support
9 3 (3.06%) Senior Analyst Programmer
9 3 (3.06%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (62.24%) Spring
2 42 (42.86%) Hibernate
3 38 (38.78%) REST
4 37 (37.76%) Web Services
5 31 (31.63%) HTML
6 23 (23.47%) HTML5
7 21 (21.43%) CSS
8 20 (20.41%) RESTful
8 20 (20.41%) AngularJS
8 20 (20.41%) Apache Camel
9 19 (19.39%) J2EE
10 18 (18.37%) Spring MVC
10 18 (18.37%) Apache CXF
11 17 (17.35%) Backbone.js
11 17 (17.35%) SOAP
12 16 (16.33%) Dojo
13 14 (14.29%) JPA
13 14 (14.29%) CSS3
14 13 (13.27%) JAX-RS
14 13 (13.27%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.18%) W3C
3 4 (4.08%) Equities
3 4 (4.08%) Derivative
3 4 (4.08%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.06%) Equity Derivative
4 3 (3.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.04%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.04%) CMDB
5 2 (2.04%) Blog
5 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.02%) DTCC
Operating Systems
1 24 (24.49%) Linux
2 10 (10.20%) Ubuntu
2 10 (10.20%) CentOS
3 8 (8.16%) Windows
4 6 (6.12%) UNIX
5 2 (2.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (58.16%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (41.84%) SOA
3 29 (29.59%) Scrum
4 25 (25.51%) Unit Testing
5 18 (18.37%) Open Source
6 17 (17.35%) Configuration Management
6 17 (17.35%) MVC
6 17 (17.35%) Workflow
7 15 (15.31%) TDD
7 15 (15.31%) BPMN
8 14 (14.29%) OO
9 13 (13.27%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (12.24%) Multithreading
11 10 (10.20%) Microservices
12 9 (9.18%) Data Virtualisation
12 9 (9.18%) Validation
12 9 (9.18%) Information Security
12 9 (9.18%) Document Management
12 9 (9.18%) Technical Architecture
13 8 (8.16%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 92 (93.88%) Java
2 42 (42.86%) SQL
3 24 (24.49%) JavaScript
4 17 (17.35%) Python
5 14 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 10 (10.20%) PL/SQL
7 8 (8.16%) Perl
8 7 (7.14%) C++
8 7 (7.14%) Ruby
9 6 (6.12%) C#
10 4 (4.08%) Groovy
11 2 (2.04%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.04%) VBScript
11 2 (2.04%) VB
12 1 (1.02%) Scala
Qualifications
1 31 (31.63%) Security Cleared
2 24 (24.49%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.12%) DV Cleared
3 6 (6.12%) Degree
4 5 (5.10%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.02%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.08%) QA
3 2 (2.04%) EMIR
3 2 (2.04%) SLA
4 1 (1.02%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 11 (11.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (11.22%) vCloud
2 10 (10.20%) Active Directory
3 9 (9.18%) Squid
3 9 (9.18%) Varnish
4 3 (3.06%) GlusterFS
5 2 (2.04%) Xen
5 2 (2.04%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.02%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (13.27%) ZABBIX
1 13 (13.27%) logstash
1 13 (13.27%) Kibana
1 13 (13.27%) Rundeck
2 12 (12.24%) Puppet
3 10 (10.20%) Ansible
3 10 (10.20%) Salt
3 10 (10.20%) HAProxy
4 3 (3.06%) Nagios
4 3 (3.06%) SCOM
5 2 (2.04%) SCCM
5 2 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.04%) Zenoss
6 1 (1.02%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (1.02%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 37 (37.76%) Oracle
2 12 (12.24%) VMware
3 10 (10.20%) Pega
3 10 (10.20%) Splunk
3 10 (10.20%) Red Hat
4 9 (9.18%) TIBCO
4 9 (9.18%) Twitter
5 8 (8.16%) IBM
6 7 (7.14%) OpenText
7 2 (2.04%) MuleSoft
7 2 (2.04%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.04%) HP
7 2 (2.04%) BMC
7 2 (2.04%) CA
7 2 (2.04%) ILOG
7 2 (2.04%) Remedy
8 1 (1.02%) Cisco
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